The Swede’s first touch beat Casillas but also pushed the ball wide. Scouting Report: How Thomas Partey will allow Mikel Arteta to adapt his Arsenal tactics, Kevin De Bruyne out of Manchester City's clash with Arsenal, Brendan Rodgers gives Islam Slimani hope of a future at Leicester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shoulders the blame for Manchester United’s poor start to the season, Jurgen Klopp: Losing 7-2 could be proper knock in the face Liverpool need before fifth anniversary, Frank Lampard has one-to-one talk with Reece James about his red card on England duty, Celtic and Rangers ready for sound of silence to accompany first Old Firm clash of the season, Gareth Bale poised for second Tottenham debut as Jose Mourinho hails best-ever forward options, Carlo Ancelotti and Everton aim to end decade-long inferiority complex and prove return as major force. Gareth Bale was left out of Madrid’s 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup on Saturday night with head coach Zinedine Zidane later explaining it was the player’s decision as he had been in talks to join another club. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Gareth Bale provided Real Madrid with a timely reminder of his quality as the unwanted winger came off the bench to spearhead an International Champions Cup fightback against Arsenal. With Luka Jovic making his full debut for Real Madrid in a three-man attack alongside Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema, Arsenal fans could be forgiven for feeling a pang of sympathy for the likes of Carl Jenkinson and goalkeeper Emi Martinez. Arsenal are out as well, and Ozil leads the handshakes. The interval brought changes for both sides, with Gareth Bale introduced despite his future at the Bernabeu remaining unclear with Zidane apparently still determined to offload the Welsh forward. On both occasions they were denied by Casillas. Jenkinson produced a terrific individual showing against the Belgian, shutting down his space on the left wing and bombing forward in support of Aubameyang at every opportunity. I know him from (Real) Betis at the beginning and Real Madrid. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source. Real Betis vs. Real Madrid - 26 September 2020 - Soccerway. Emery said last season that Mustafi was better suited to a three-man defence because it provided him with more protection, but the Arsenal head coach is keen to use a back four this campaign. In the end, they displayed both qualities in abundance. Chambers thrived in defensive midfield on loan at Fulham last season, and barely played in defence in the second half of the season. The second half was much more difficult for Emery’s side, especially for his defenders. I can guarantee you he will not be going on loan to any club.”. This game has started at a frenetic pace, and Benzema gets a low drive away from the edge of the box - Martinez seems unsighted, but gets down well low to his left. Check out our exclusive Wallpapers for desktop and mobile today! In the shootout, missed penalties from Granit Xhaka, Nacho Monreal and Robbie Burton gave Madrid the victory. Lacazette has been on creative form in pre-season, holding the ball up excellently in a central striking role. The way he slid past challenges and drove forward in the latter stages was also proof of his natural ability. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal 2-0 up in a first half which saw red cards for Nacho and Sokratis, but Real fought back after the break thanks to goals from Bale and Marco Asensio. Emery eventually found a formation that allowed both players to thrive, and the goals flowed for Arsenal’s £100 million strikeforce. It was stunning even by Henry’s high standards which are as lofty as the rafters of the Bernabeu. When quizzed about the signing of the Spain international, Emery confirmed the club were holding talks and revealed his admiration for the midfielder. That was until Sokratis was shown a red card of his own and the balance of play shifted again.
Before the interval, he pouched a long range shot from Robinho and then punched clear a 30-yard free-kick from Roberto Carlos. They were not going to be knocked out by a side that had never reached the last four. Arsenal suffered their first defeat of their pre-season as they lost on penalties to Real Madrid after a 2-2 draw. The cathedral had its messiah for the night. There are a few weeks to go before the season begins, but Chambers appears to have the edge at the moment.

Stadium Tour – Open - £5 off + free photo with FA Cup. But, for the most part, they were lacking the final ball and Arsenal’s defenders had a dogged demeanour this evening. He then planted an angled shot past Casillas and into the far corner of the net. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Are you sure you want to submit this vote? You can find our Community Guidelines in full
The winger had looked set to agree a move to China on Monday, but trained normally ahead of tonight’s game against the Gunners. It felt instructive, then, that Calum Chambers was given the nod over Shkodran Mustafi at the heart of the Arsenal defence. Real rallied and Martinez was forced into a vital interception to prevent a tap-in for Benzema off a Dani Carvajal cross, and the French striker was then guilty of heading a gilt-edged chance off the post on the stroke of half-time. And in keeping with the narrative, Bale poked home Real's first goal after Martinez was challenged by Marco Asensio, with Arsenal's pleas for a free-kick being waved away.

The second leg is still to come, of course, but this was a great performance on a great night capped by a great goal. And head coach Unai Emery is expected to name the strongest side available to him for the International Champions Cup clash. Arsenal were sitting pretty, but Sokratis levelled things up at 10v10 with two quick cautions in succession: the Arsenal defender first took out Toni Kroos on the counter before a softer foul on Luka Modric, though he did himself no favours by reacting to the dismissal by booting the ball high up in the air in frustration. The home side did clear their collective head to muster some opportunities by the hour-mark, mostly notably when Raul nodded over at the near post. Arsenal suffered their first defeat of their pre-season as they lost on penalties to Real Madrid after a 2-2 draw. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Manchester City vs Arsenal, Premier League: live score and latest updates, Connor Goldson at the double as Rangers beat Celtic to open up four-point lead over Old Firm rivals. Follow your club now for first access to all our news, views and analysis. Nacho's dismissal also spelled the end of Jovic's game, with the forward sacrificed after just 15 minutes for Raphael Varane - but Arsenal were two goals to the good nine minutes later as Lacazette's clever dummy allowed Aubameyang to race through and finish via a Sergio Ramos deflection. His goal here, the second of an impressive first half for Arsenal, was a fine example of the danger he poses when he darts infield. Fan's kit hub - win a bruised banana shirt! Coverage of this match will be shown on Premier 1 in the UK and is available through your TV for both Sky and Virgin customers. The visitors may have had the lead after only 80 seconds. Madrid seemed stunned.

Madrid gave away the ball in midfield and Henry drove forward. Arsenal vs Real Madrid: TV channel and live stream. Not an amazing turn-out, but the fans who are there are making plenty of noise. refused to get changed for their match against Bayern Munich. The Santiago Bernabeu is one of football’s cathedrals. He spotted the run of Reyes into the left hand channel.

Bale then proved vital at the other end as he hooked a goal-bound Aubameyang drive off the line following a goalmouth scramble, while a cheeky curling effort with the outside of his left boot almost found the top corner 10 minutes from time. Gareth Bale provided Real Madrid with a timely reminder of his quality as the unwanted winger came off the bench to spearhead an International Champions Cup fightback against Arsenal. This menu is keyboard accessible.

The formation the manager chose to employ was no surprise but the players he filled it with did cause a mild raising of the eyebrows. It was with an air of inevitability that Gareth Bale scored, although even he could not have expected to have done so within just a few moments of coming on as a substitute. Newcastle United vs Manchester United, Premier League: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? With only Benzema to keep quiet, Chambers and Sokratis looked comfortable and assured. Relive the International Champions Cup action! We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.

They were playing with a confidence rarely seen this season. So, there's no room at the inn once again for Gareth Bale, but summer signing Luka Jovic is handed his first start by Zidane. No one is expecting Jenkinson to be a first-team regular at Arsenal, least of all Jenkinson himself. Chelsea vs Southampton, Premier League: live score and latest updates. The visitors may have had the lead after only 80 seconds.


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